If you sleep next to a person who snores, you know how aggrivating it can be. Sometimes you can even be in a different room and still not be able to sleep because you can still hear the snoring. Lifescript.com offers these strategies to try before you move into the spare room permanently.
- If he/she doesn't believe they snore, record them. They'll be more open to finding a treatment once they hear themselves. I've actually done this and it does work. My husband rolls over with only one nudge as opposed to the two and three I used to have to give him.
- Invest in soft foam earplugs to drown out the noise.
- Make daytime and nightime rituals more conducive to sleep. Exercise regularly, unwind before bed, don't nap during the day, and avoid caffeine before bed so you can try to get a restful night of sleep.
- The more overweight a person is, the more likely they are to snore. Also smoking and alcohol exacerbate snoring. Set a positive example and make healthy lifestyle choices.
- Sew a tennis ball in their pajama's. Cut a tennis ball in half and sew it in. This will make them want to sleep on their side which is a better position for snorers. Sleeping on their back is the worst position.
- It is embarrassing for the person who snores, so try not to berate your partner.
- Oral devices such as mouthpieces that will relax the jaw, nasal strips help open nasal passages, throat sprays help keep the throat lubricated which minimizes throat tissue vibrations.
If it is really bad, they might want to consult a doctor or sleep specialist. Does anyone have any other suggestions?